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By Devon Teeple

The GM's Perspective

This post is more of a personal side note, so my apologies if the format is not what you're used to.

I have been blessed over the past few years to be able to speak with so many amazing people in a vast array of industries. My focus for The GM's Perspective was to provide insight on the business side of baseball. But as the years passed I focused more on the independent game, albeit I'm biased towards Indy ball as the unaffiliated side of sports allowed me to live my dream of playing professional baseball. If there's a story to tell, I'll make sure I get it out there.

Over the past, I would say two to three years, I've really tried to spotlight personalities who may not been in the limelight anymore, but are using their reach to help those who may not be able to help themselves. 

During these interviews, I've also added more of a personal touch to them. This past summer I was finally open about my struggle with anxiety and depression. The interviews I conducted with Clint Malarchuk, and  Corey Hirsch were preambles to finally being able to speak freely about something I've dealt with for over 20 years. My interview with Michael Landsberg was not only an eye-opener, but validation that despite mental health struggles, you can still be amazing at what you do and get through life without worrying about the stigma attached to it.

In the coming months I'm going to be starting a new venture, a passion project with the purpose of helping people maximize their full potential, but also with a philanthropic feel to it. When it comes down to it, we only have one life to live and while we're here we should be doing everything we can to make this the best possible life not only for ourselves, but for everyone one else.

Thank you for your time, it's truly appreciated.

Devon Teeple

Danny was born in Ted Lindsay's hometown of Renfrew, Ont. but his roots are in nearby Douglas. He played 27 consecutive seasons of top-level amateur baseball in the senior ranks in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec and thrived on organizing events himself, the major one being the highly successful 1983 Canadian senior men's tournament in Sudbury. He began covering the Montreal Expos in 1988 when he joined the Montreal Daily News. Later, he was the Expos beat writer for the Ottawa Sun and Associated Press. He has written four baseball books, including Remembering the Montreal Expos, which he co-authored with Bill Young of Hudson, Que. Gallagher and Young are currently working on a book about the ill-fated 1994 Expos squad. Gallagher can be reached here: dannogallagher@rogers.com